Now that Halloween has come and gone, we will be putting a slight twist on the usual “reduce/reuse/recycle” campaign. Our Kindergarten crew will learn ways to reuse and recycle all of their leftover Fall and Halloween items. Pumpkins and gourds make great feed for farm animals, pumpkin seeds can be rinsed and roasted for a tasty treat, and hay bales can line shelters/beds (providing warmth) for outdoor animals. There are lotsof ways to implement the three “R’s” if you think outside the box!
Lately, we’ve been exploring “similarities and differences”. Our pumpkins were all orange, but the sizes and shapes were different. They all had stems, but only some had leaves. One was smooth and another had a very bumpy surface. We have learned that sometimes the things that make us the same, are also the things that make us different! One thing is for certain, we are all unique in our own special way! We will further our learning by comparing many more objects in the classroom, our pets, and our families. What about them is “the same” and what may be “different”.
With November upon us, it is time to reflect on Remembrance Day. Our Kindergarten students will learn about the significance of the poppy, and who to thank for the freedoms that we all enjoy today. They’re never too young to learn the basic concept of all that the soldiers have done for us and our futures.
Here in the JK/SK room we strive to (above all else) . . . be kind. After all, this is KINDergarten! The month of November provides plenty of opportunity to celebrate this special trait. “World Kindness Day” takes place within the next couple of weeks (November 13th). Our kindergarten crew will be collaborating to come up with some incredible ideas to show those around us just how polite and caring we can be! And not just on this particular day, but EVERY day here at school.
Just a reminder, that there is another P.A. Day scheduled for Friday, November 17th. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will require care as spaces are limited. Thank you.